A couple books (lovely, lovely boooooooks) arrived recently via post. One is this Danish anthology of translated stories, 48 timer i Massachusetts-havet: 14 science fiction klimafiktioner, in which my underwater-city climate fiction “Drowntown” appears alongside stories by Carrie Vaughn, Cat Valente, Sam J. Miller, Ken Liu, Pat Murphy, Lavie Tadhar… I mean wow! What a crew.
Fun Fact: Danish was once my second language! After years of unuse, it mostly it just pops awkwardly into my brainspace during attempts at French or Spanish.
Very pleased to say my kooky vandalism story “Killer Biznez“ has been shortlisted for the Crime Writers of Canada Award of Excellence for the year’s best crime short story. Weed trays, favorite cousins, misspelled graffiti & questionable fashion apps — exciting times!
My story “Nightshift in Strange Rain” is out in the February 2021 issue of Mystery Weekly Magazine. From the publisher: “Green blood and trench coats and death in the rain—an old-fashioned murder detective and his coroner ex-flame tackle a newfangled problem in this retrofuture gumshoe tale set in a small town not at all close to you. “
In “Otherwhen,” a young woman obsesses over the exact measurement of seconds and minutes to process trauma after seriously injuring a possible time traveller in a highway collision. Look for this one in 2021 from the new Canadian speculative literary magazine Fusion Fragment.
My Vancouver noir tale “Lovely Young Losers” is out in the Urban Crime volume of the Flame Tree Gothic series. These are gorgeous books. Hardcover, soft pages, gilded and embossed…serious artifact porn.
Flame Tree has posted a couple mini interviews with contributors about the story and the genre, in which I mention the different flavours of cities, and confess to loving a good Murder Squad.